West Indies bounce back from Afghanistan defeat to surprise India

West Indies bounce back from Afghanistan defeat to surprise India

India's Mahendra Singh Dhoni top-scored with an unbeaten 78 and off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin took three wickets as they beat West Indies by 93 runs in a one-day global on Friday (30) to take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series.

India, who are still holding a 2-1 lead in the ongoing ODI series following their comprehensive wins of 105 and 93 runs in the second and third match respectively, will play the series-decider on July 6 in Sabina Park, Jamaica. But Jason Holder's 5 for 27, that included four wickets in the last five overs, bowled India out when they needed 14 runs from the last over. The Windies won the match by 11 runs to pull back the five-match series 2-1 in the tourists' favour with one game left.

Rahane had a slice of luck with 23 runs to his name when Mohammed put down a straightforward chance at square leg and brought up another fifty off 72 balls, but was on his way after failing with a review when he was given caught behind off Devendra Bishoo. To add insult to the injury, Dhoni's presence till the 49th over was of no use as visitors were bundled out for 178 in their run chase of a paltry 190. But it was their batting, which failed to shine on the day and couldn't get India over the line.Skipper Kohli lauded the India bowlers for their show but at the same time expressed his displeasure regarding the way batsmen gave away their wickets. "Throughout the series we have spoken about taking new-ball wickets", said Holder.

West Indies made three changes in the last match.

The West Indies began to crumble after Hope's dismissal as they went from 54/2 to being reduced to 87/5 in the 20th over. At 154 for 5 in the 39th over, West Indies were going nowhere yet again.

Dhoni was named Man of the Match, and said: "It's like wine [when asked about getting better with age]". By the end of 40 overs, West Indies were positioned 157 for five.

India: Virat Kohli (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Dinesh Karthik. The last time was also against West Indies at Kingston in 2006.

Soon after the game ended, a video was shared on Twitter where MS Dhoni could be seen really disappointed.



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